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Movie: THEY WILL HAVE TO KILL US FIRST

 

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THEY WILL HAVE TO KILL US FIRST

Thursday – October 6th,
City of Asylum @ Alphabet City
8 PM
This event is free but you must RSVP
Guest Discussion Leader: Dr. Jean-Jacques Sène

Gorgeously shot by director Johanna Schwartz and heartbreaking in parts while joyously uplifting in others, They Will Have To Kill Us First is a testament to survival under tyranny — and the beauty of the beat. – Star Telegram – Arts & Culture

THEY WILL HAVE TO KILL US FIRST

Release Date: 2015 Country: Mali
Length: 99 Minutes
Director: Johanna Schwartz                         Writers: Johanna Schwartz and Andy Morgan
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Synopsis:

They Will Have To Kill Us First: Malian Music in Exile is a feature-length documentary that follows musicians in Mali in the wake of a jihadist takeover when Islamic extremists took control of Northern Mali and imposed the harshest interpretation of Sharia law banning all forms of music, which is the bloodline of Malian culture. Rather than surrender, Mali’s musicians fought back.
Dr. Jean-Jacques Sène will lead the discussion and give a Mali 101 overview of the conflict.